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Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation

The Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation offers training in techniques and research methods necessary to answer complex questions related to wildlife health in contemporary biodiversity conservation. Focus is given to understanding the need and opportunities for transdisciplinary partnerships and the One Health approach (the intersection of human, animal and environmental health).

GiraffeThis course is relevant for anyone currently working with wildlife, or seeking to work in the field of wildlife health, and includes the following units:

  • One Health for Biodiversity Conservation
  • Wildlife Epidemiology and Disease Risk Analysis
  • Advanced Research Methods for Scientists
  • Principles of Wildlife Health
  • Principles of Wildlife Comparative Pathology
  • Masters Project or Research Dissertation

From 2017, a range of electives will enable you to explore related areas including environmental policy, global biosecurity, and One Health management and leadership.

Graduates will be equipped for a broad range of career opportunities delivering expertise in wildlife health and disease at the population scale, including those organisations involved in species conservation and recovery, and translocation and reintroduction programs, such as NGOs, government conservation and wildlife agencies, zoos, and other not-for-profit wildlife organisations.

Want to know more about our short courses?

From 2016 we are offering a 5-day short course intensive, providing practical skills in wildlife health techniques such as necropsy, blood and tissue sampling and diagnostics, chemical immobilisation and euthanasia. The program is included in the fees for the Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation, however external applicants can also attend.

Find out more on our Continuing Education website

Our research

Our Research

We undertake research projects on threatened wildlife species throughout Australia and around the world.

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Find out what you need to apply at the Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation course page.

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Do you have a question?

Information about the application process can be found here

Academic queries should be directed to the Academic Chair Dr Bethany Jackson.